AGENDA

DAY 1 AGENDA - TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER

08.30 Registrations and Welcome Coffee


09.45 Opening Comments from IRN


09.50 Opening Comments from the Chairman


10.00 Geopolitical context for business


10.40 An overview of the Iranian commodities sector


11.20 Morning Networking Break


11.50 Eye on Iran – A place for business


12.20 Overcoming trade finance challenges


12.40 Lunch Break


14.00 Payments in and out of Iran – Practical ways to conduct import and export


15.00 Pillars of commercial contracts under Iranian Law – Outline of the most relevant Laws for investors


15.40 Afternoon Networking Break


16.10 Succeeding in Iran: A pragmatic approach


16.50 Counterparty risk and due diligence


17.20 Accession of Iran to the World Trade Organization – WTO


17.50 Closing Comments from the Chairperson


18.00 Networking Reception & Gala Dinner

DAY 2 AGENDA - WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER

08.30 Registrations and Welcome Coffee


09.30 Opening Comments from the Chairman


09.40 Opportunities for downstream petrochemical production sharing


10.10 Crude oil, petrochemicals, bitumen – A look at Iran’s most known commodities


10.40 Morning Networking Break


11.10 Managing the risks in challenging markets


11.45 Iranian mining sector, largely undeveloped with great potential


12.10 Lunch Break


13.30 Roundtables

The roundtable discussions below will allow for commodity-specific discussions around the dynamics of

supply and demand and the existing and upcoming opportunities in the different sectors.

Metals Roundtable Opportunities and challenges in the mining and metals sector
Soft Commodities Roundtable Opportunities in the agri sector
Oil & Petrochemicals Roundtable  Opportunities in the oil and petrochemical sector

14.30The future of sustainable commodity trading and shipping; Emulating successful models


15.15 Closing Comments from the Chairman


DAY 3 WORKSHOPS - THURSDAY 26TH OCTOBER

09.00     Registrations and Welcome Coffee


10.20     Latest update on remaining sanctions

  • Discussion on any possible grey areas and implications on trade and customs regulations
  • Risk management
  • Compliant payment solutions including OFAC guidance
  • Trade restrictions and sanctioned goods

12.00     Lunch Break


13.00     Spotlight on the domestic regulations that international companies need to comply with when working in Iran

  • A deeper look at the tax regimes: corporates income tax, free tax zones, tax exemptions
  • The modalities of foreign investment in Iranian companies
  • Legalities around Joint venture and other partnership; agreements
  • What being Sharia-compliant meanss

15.30     End of Workshops